Store our tubular clincher tyres always in a dark and dry place. Best stored on a rim, inflated to 8 bars (115 psi).
Always inflate the tyre according to the specifications on the tyre label. Check the tyre for possible damage before riding (wear, cuts, separation or bumps). Do not use damaged tyre.
After a ride, clean tyres thoroughly. Do not use any solvent based cleaners.
When using the tyres on a roller trainer, always inflate to the maximum air pressure as indicated on the tyre label. This will prevent the tyres from overheating and possible destruction.
This question is often discussed even amongst bicycle racers and top professionals and “correct answer” of an “expert cyclist” is often based on a grist of half truths, quite false assumptions and failures to understand basic facts. In reality, the answer to this question is not straightforward and generally valid because it depends on the use the bicycle and the tyre will be put to. Therefore, only general facts with characteristics of available tyre types can be listed here:
For racing purposes and quality training, or for a ride with feeling of lightness, tubular tyres are the obvious choice. Their main advantage is a significant saving on weight; not only of the weight of the tyre itself, but also of that of the rim. For the front and rear wheels this weight saving can total 500 grams in comparison with the clincher rims and tyres. Moreover, this weight saving is achieved on the circumference of the rotary parts (wheels) where, from the physical point of view, in case of acceleration, the low weight is much more important than the weight of solid parts of a bicycle. It is necessary to realize that races are won just by acceleration at the right and critical moment, such as final sprint, catch-up with the peloton, break off from the peloton. At the same time, low rolling resistance and safety in case of flats are strong arguments for tubular tyres.
TUFO tubular clincher tyre is quite universal. It can be used anywhere tubular or clincher tyres are presently utilized (road races, time trials, training, cyclo-cross events, cyclotourism…).
For those who switch from clincher type tyres to TUFO tubular clinchers, there is no extra investment. They only remove the clincher tyre, tube and rim tape replacing the three parts with only one - TUFO tubular clincher tyre. Everyone will be fast to realize the advantage of easy mounting and, in combination with TUFO sealant, the fastest and the most effective flat repair without having to remove the tyre off the rim.